There's quite a bit to catch up on, since it has been a month since I last posted on this site. I've been hard at work editing and writing for my next book, while at the same time promoting my current book. It's a hell of a task, but it's also quite fun. I love hearing from various people from all over the world who have read my work. It touches something in me edging on the point of pride.
Recently, while transcribing a series of edits onto my computer as I sat at an ill-used card table that holds my computer from the floor, I realized something: I know how to work with wood. Moreover, my father knows how to work well with wood. That thought in mind, I decided I would make myself a desk. I've been taking pictures of it as it progresses, and thus far it's looking spectacular. I'll be posting images of it as soon as it's complete.
I have found a new way to support myself with writing. It turns out that some websites will pay you to write silly things like blogs and advertising, and moreover, they will pay me to write silly things like blogs and advertising. They also pay people to edit the works of others. I've begun using several such websites, and if I'm lucky I'll be able to pay my rent with it this month. If I'm very lucky, I'll be able to work less in the labor-intensive fields that I've been working in all my life and focus more on the art that I love. I've also been giving a great deal of thought to hosting a Patreon. I'm curious as to what people would think about something like that. It's an interesting service. It allows people who enjoy someone's work to pay them for it (a strange idea, to be sure), but only pay for it on a monthly or a per-item-delivered basis. In my case, it would be for short stories or severely detailed character designs and sketches for upcoming books, and I can provide free things exclusively to supporters as well. Anything that would help me to get more writing done, more editing, to spend more time buried in my mind, barely noticing my hand scratching out stories from the depths.
It's getting close to 1am, and I have to get up soon to get on with the work that I loathe so that I can do the art that I love. Until next time.